Match Fixing in Kenya: League Club’s Captain Suspended; Probing overs Gross Allegations On-going
A captain in the Kenyan Premier League is caught in a controversy of a match fixing incident.
A captain in the Kenyan Premier League is caught in a controversy in the wake of his purported involvement in a match-fixing incident.
Dennis Orenge has been suspended indefinitely by his club, Kenyan Commercial Bank FC, for gross misconduct.
The club management, Ducor Sports has learnt, cracked a whip on their team skipper due to allegations of match fixing.
It is reported that the club is investigating cases of foul play in one of their games this season that Orenge is alleged to have influenced results.
However, according to the suspension letter dated 3rd January and signed by the club chairman Azu Agolla, the player is alleged to be responsible for the alleged disunity in the playing outfit and the technical bench.
“As the captain of the team, you failed in your responsibilities of uniting the team,” read part of the letter.
“In view of the above, you are hereby suspended from the team with effect from today’s date pending further investigations into the matter.”
Orenge is required to stay away from the KCB club premises and KCB FC team until advised otherwise.
The Kenya Commercial Bank sponsored side were admitted back to the top flight league last year after three years in the cold and despite luring experienced players to their side and strengthening the technical bench, they are yet to win a match in the opening five matches.
On Wednesday, KCB lost 2-1 to Mathare United at Kasarani Stadium and their next fixture is against Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday in Machakos.